What’s Dave Drinking?

When it comes to cocktails, sometimes I just crave a Perfect Manhattan like the one I drank last night. Not perfect as in made perfectly (although it was quite good) but Perfect in that it was made with both sweet & dry vermouths instead of the classic version with only sweet. It obviously dials down the sweetness a bit but it also adds a baseline of cool minerality that I find perks up the drink wonderfully. As the seasons change here & I start to sip more whiskey, it’s a drink I will go back to whenever I’m sipping cocktails.

Dave Herman is a Certified Specialist of Spirits and a native New Yorker.